Michael B. Jordan’s star is making a rapid ascent. Following a breakout performance in the surprise sci-fi hit Chronicle, the young actor took on the lead role in Fruitvale Station, Ryan Coogler’s Sundance darling that went on to find both commercial and critical success in 2013. As Oscar Grant, the 22-year-old Bay Area kid gunned down by cops at a BART station, Jordan delivered an impressive performance that some are pegging as an outside shot at an Oscar nomination. With Fruitvale Station hitting Blu-ray and DVD this week, Jordan called in to drop his Five Favorite Films.
GoodFellas (Martin Scorsese, 1990; 97% Tomatometer)
Trading Places, another one of my favorite movies. [Laughs.] Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy are so funny in it.
I was just watching Coming to America. Remember when the old guys show up in that?
Yeah! [Laughs.] “Randolph, Randolph! We’re back!” I love the callbacks they do in that movie. Eddie Murphy does some great callbacks in his movies.
Bad Boys (Michael Bay, 1995; 43% Tomatometer)
Fruitvale Station is released this week on Blu-ray and DVD.